On the evening of Oct. 27, 1988, Green grabbed the victim as she stood outside her home in Thomaston. He brandished a knife and threatened to kill her if she would not stop screaming. On foot, he drug her through the neighborhood until she was able to escape and find help. Two men from the Thomaston neighborhood eventually chased Green down and subdued him until the police arrived.
One month later, Green was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to a life sentence.
Parole Board member Mike Light noted that Green had been to prison four times, and has a history of violent offenses. "Green's criminal history is one of escalating violent acts, and there's no reason to believe that he's changed now." Light also cited Green's multiple disciplinary problems in prison.
Statistics show that Georgia prisoners are now serving longer sentences than ever before. Today 57 percent of the occupants of Georgia prisons are violent offenders. More than 6,000 of Georgia's 47,000 inmate population are serving life sentences.
"As this case demonstrates, eligibility for review in no way implies that parole will be granted," noted Heather Hedrick, public affairs director for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
The Board does not plan to consider Green for parole again until November, 2011.
Green is currently serving his life sentence in Georgia State Prison in Reidsville.